About Me

Penny Howarth,  I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Pyschotherapy (BACP). I also have a Diploma in Social Care.  Prior to becoming a Counsellor I worked in Social Care for several years.

I currently also work for NHS England and as a Parent Counsellor for The Beck in Leeds.

My experience extends to working in many counselling charities in positions such as Service Manager at York Women's Counselling, Operations Manager at RELATE mid-Yorks and Head of Childrens' services at Community Counselling in Malton.

I am fully insured and have an enhanced DBS check.


People come to see me for all sorts of reasons, for example:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Emotional response to Illness
  • Family problems
  • General life stresses
  • Eating Disorders
  • Work Stress
  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol /Drug dependency related issues
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Personal Development 

 I see clients from Selby, York, Goole, Pontefract and surrounding areas.